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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 12, 1965
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4-Aloena (lo.) Upptr DM Molntl Thunday, Au fl oif 12, 1965 2 MILLION BOONDOGGLE Congressman H. R. Gross has his fopi, but if never seems to keep him from calling a spade o spade, as he sees if — and he seems to see o lot. We present here his comments on the recently passed, so-called, Anti Poverty Bill: As expec'ed, Ihe House of Representatives last week rubber stamped its approval of legislation to extend and expand thp John son administration's "war on poverty." The bill carries a price tag of $1.9 BILLION. The action of the House was incredible. Here is a supposedly independent legislative body, with full knowledge of the program's failures and shortcomings, which succumbed to White House pressure and voted not only to extend a thoroughly discredited experiment but to DOUBLE its funds. Equally incredible and disgraceful was the manner in which the bill was rammed through the House. While even proponents of the measure admitted there had been mony "mistakes" in the administration of the "war on poverty," the overwhelming Democrat majority sow to it that all constructive amendments were rejected. On the final day of debate, a virtual "gag rule" wai Imposed and as a result, many amendments were voted down without any opportunity to discuss their merits. While the anti-poverty program supposedly is designed to assist the poverty stricken, it was admitted that aid is going to families which by no stretch of the imagination can be classified poor. This particularly is true of the Head Start program, a project supposed to provide training for pro-school children from low-Income deprived families. Apparently the administrators of Head Start decided it would be a good idea to include children from high-income families for "environmental" reasons. Let the record show that I voted against this $1.9 billion boondoggle which holds out false hope to impoverished people. SUPREME OPTIMIST With considerable interest we have read what the Iowa director of the federal antipoverty campaign has had to say about the •ntire program. C. Edwin Gilmour, former Grlnnell College professor and former state senator, is the Iowa director of the program. His views are Idealistic, but we wonder how practical. He Hole* thai "Ihe real way to solve the problem .(reJief) Is not to pgrpetuate it by Increasing welfare aid but by planning broadly to help all needy persons to become so productive that they don't need welfare aid." That is a fine thought. But Mr. Gilmour seems to overlook the fact that In all human Upper j§ca HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor RUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance, Semi-weekly . S4 00 Single Cople« 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance. Semi weekly S6.00 No fubccriptlon leu than. 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST history there has oKvciy* been a small segment o' perso".? who *ind it eaS'Pf to get ' oid ' than to endeavor to earn thpir own kepp We su<prct thot ; n thp doy< of thp cave mpn, thprp \Nprp a fe\v who preferred to let others do thp liu"it ; na and then manage to scrounae o'f the spoils brought in by their neighbors The intention? orp undoubtedly qood in the onti-poverty program A* least it will keep the salaried staffs administering it from the relief rolls. TIME FOR REAPPRAISAL? Fort Dodge Messenger — American conduct of the war in South Viet Nam came in for some sharp criticism in an article appearing in the current issue of ' Fortune" magazine. A Fortune' editor, who has just returned from V>et Nam, is of the opinion that it's time ' the Pentagon stopped kidding the troops, and that the rest of us stopped kidding ourselves." The editor, Charles J. V. Murphy, is no novice in military matters. He was at one time a special assistant to the late General Hoyt Vandenberg, former Air Force Chief of Staff. In the article, he cites General MacArthur's dying advice to President Johnson, "Son, don't ever get yourself bogged down in a land war in Asia," and goes on to say that "it makes no sense to send American foot soldiers, rifles and grenades at the ready, into the rain forests and the rice paddies . . . to grapple with a foe whom they cannot distinguish by face or tongue from the same racial stock they seek to defend. On every count — disease, tropical heat and rain, the language curtain — the odds are much too high against their making much of an Im- rJression.'/ Murphy was especially critical of military management in the area. Here Is what he wrote on his visit to the American air base at Bien Hoa, eighteen miles northeast of Sal- gam "It was the dirtiest, most slovenly, ramshackle air operation I have ever visited. One can excuse a lot In war, but Ihe confusion, disorder, and disarray were beyond excuse." The next day, be said, twenty-two planes blew up, and more were damaged in a disaster the cause of which the Air Force was unable to Identify. He pointed out that some simple revetments to protect the planes had not been furnished because funds for new construction were hard to come by In Wash- <M ''The.,pe.njjy-pInchlng_jhat contributed. to tnls episode, ana the timidity that impelled experienced officers to endure a scandalous situation," he said, "did credit to no one . . . Under the very eyes of the two-star Air Force theater commander, the four-star Army general In command of the entire war, and even the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs who sat in Saigon, the squalid, Inefficient, and dangerous operation in Bien Hoa was tolerated and left to an overworked Air Force Colonel to manage as best he could." Certainly this account of our situation In South Viet Nam added to the growing number of stories about the lack of resolution among the South Vietnamese, themselves, and the eagerness with which their leaders of the moment anticipate American troops talking over all the fighting chores, it would appear the time has come for a serious reappraisal of the United States' position there with an eye to determining why we are there in the first place and what, if anything, we ultimately hope to accomplish by staying there. There are only two classes in society; those who get more than they earn, and those who earn more than they get — The Cowrie News. Now that there's a substitute for leather that will make shoes wear three times longer, the only remaining problem is how to make the youngsters feet stay the same size. — The Dallas County News. If all the drivers who fail to use their turn signals were laid end to end . . . they'd be a lot safer I - Dallas Center Times. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Older Sister Gets Mother's Attention MOTHER DOESN'T CARE TO LISTEN TD WHAT I TO THE WEEK'S LETTER: "1 am fifteen years old. 1 have a sister who is almost nineteen. She comes straight home from work and tells my mother everything that happened during the day. Mother listens as if she is very interested in everything sister does and says. Yet, every time I tell her about something I do, she doesn't even seem to care. For instance, one time my sister went out of town. As soon as she came back, all the attention went to her One weekend 1 went out of town and came back to tell my mother everything 1 had done She didn't even listen. Is it my mother doesn't care to listen to what I have to say. or is it because she knows 1 am not old enough to have interesting things to say What can 1 do to get her to listen to me?" OUR REPLY: You can have interesting things to say, at any age, because interesting things happen to all of us. Your problem may be that you expect too much of • reaction from your mother when you tell her about things that happen. You may be trying too hard to have something to say and, consequently, the things you talk about are not quite as interesting as you want them to be. Don't try to compete with your sister, or "top" her in the matter of having something interesting to say. You may be talking too much. Learn to listen. Be interested in the things your sister has to say, in what your mother has to say, and don't feel that it !.•> so important to your mother or to yourself that you always have something interesting to talk about II you ha»t a t««na<3* piobUm you wont to dlfcuvft. or an obftttvation to mak. g-Jdl..« youi Ull.r lo FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE FRANKFORT. KY. "I thought you'd like to know—I've changed my mind and decided to become a fireman instead of a policeman." 20 YEARS AGO IN THI 20 Years Ago FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 9,1945 - o - The news that Russia had gone to war against Japan stirred Algonans to new excitement after the first-of-the-week revelation of the atomic bomb and its potentialities. Asked when they would predict Japan's surrender, all Algona people contacted on the street or in their offices expressed optimistic views ranging from a few days to only a few months. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Erdman, Wesley, was spending a 12-day vacation from her duties as a stenographer in Dayton, Ohio with her parents. - o - The Portland Progress Club met at the Burt hotel with Mesdames Clifford Ringsdorf, Howard Sparks, Verna Larson and Will Grover as hostesses. - o - Arlene and Phyllis Bruhn, Depew, spent several days visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meyer of Whittemore. - o - A. M. Peterson, real estate broker at Titonka, sold 80 acres belonging to W. P. Stenzel to George Jesse, from near Wesley, for $200 an acre. The land was one-half mile west of Titonka and was well-improved. - o The Kossuth County Fair, with exhibits, shows and a midway, was to open at the fairgrounds Aug. 28 for a two-day run. The fair was confined to a two-day event since the war was not yet .over, and exhibits ..were limited,; ^1,210 bushels to' those from Kossuth county ''' arid livestock ehtrles^could H. L. Walsh, Lone Rock, planted 106 acres in soy beans, the largest bean acreage reported so far to the county Triple A office. Last year he harvested - o be from 4-H clubs only. A. A. Schipull, LuVerne, was president of the fair board. - o - With the stork speeding through the first half of 1945 with a high air priority, county records showed that boy babies had been in the big bird's bundle oftener than girls. There were 145 boys and 114 girls born in Kossuth since the first of January. - o - Algonans took, down their raincoats again and set out pans, pails and basins to catch the more than an inch of rain that had poured down during the week. The high for the week was 81 degrees and the low a cool 54. - o - The W. W. Boettchers, C. C. Smith, 0. H. Grahams and Wayne Manns, Burt, attended the Legion baseball tournament at Mason City. Billie Boettcher played with the Bancroft team and a nephew of the Grahams was on the Ames team. - o - The Sexton Homemakers met at the home of Mrs. August Kirschbaum. All brought scissors, needles and thimbles to continue work on wool pieces for quilts for veteran hospitals. - o - Guy Trauger and his daughter Mrs. Robert Bierma, purchased the theater at LuVerne and redecorated and remodeled the building. The name chosen for the new movie house was "Vern Theater." - o - Pvt. ErvinKramersmeier, who was wounded in Europe and had since been in a hospital, arrived home to spend a furlough with his mother and relatives in Ledyard. - o - A pre-nuptial coin and miscellaneous shower was given in honor of Florence Thilges in St. Joseph's hall. The afternoon was spent playing cards. Mrs. Charles Plathe won high in bridge, Mrs. Nicholas Weydert high in 500 and Mrs. Aloysius Thilges was awarded door prize. Miss Thilges was to be married to Michael Hofers. - o - Mary Lee Erdman, daughter of Salaries of courthouse deputies and other employees had been raised a straight 20 percent over 1943, taking effect July 1. - o - Joe Reding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Reding, was one of 150 boys awarded a trip to the Camp 0'Champs attheYMCA Camp at Boone, sponsored by the Des Moines Register & Tribune. President Lyndon B. Johnson was a student editor and Mrs. Johnson holds a journalism degree. Seventy-one per cent of the persons who read a newspaper read It page by page; 27 per cent read by scanning. Newspapers call for conservation of natural resources, keep tab on Congressmen and legislators, and take readers to the heart of a news story In the making. 10 Years Ago FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES August 11, 1955 - o The Algona fire department had a rush call at 8 p.m. in the middle of a rainstorm to the Sparks residence at Hobarton. A fire, believed to be caused by lightning, had started in a combination garage and warehouse which rested next to three houses. If it hadn't been for the rain the sparks could very easily have ignited the houses and wiped out the entire section. As it was, the warehouse, which contained a thousand pounds of beeswax and supplies burned to the ground before firemen could get the blaze under control. - o - It took an "old timer" to make the best showing at the first Kossuth county level land plowing match at the Ornie Behrends farm south of Lone Rock. Veteran farmer, W. H. "Bill" Ehrhardt, Algona, outclassed all 12 contestants as they vied for top position in the match. The crowd of 1500 people were unanimous with the judges in their choice of Ehrhardt. Four other contestants received prizes also, Lawrence Johannesen, Lone Rock, 2nd; Carl Reinhardt, Lone Rock, 3rd; George Johnson, Swea City, 4th; and Dick Gross, Lone Rock, 5th. - o - The recent period of unfavorable crop weather in Iowa might increase the amount of price- supported corn to be retained on Kossuth county farms under reseal according to the ASC office. Prospects for a record or near- record crop of corn had been dimmed In a number of areas by unseasonably hot and dry weather and as a result there would probably be more resealing of old corn than was expected. - o - Sharon Dorenbush, Lakota, was injured during a soft ball game. As . she slid into third base, she, received an accidental blow on the chin by her opponent's knee. She was taken to the hospital and was awaiting surgery on her fractured jaw. - o - From the Sexton news: "Wilford Ward met with an accident while painting at the elevator. He will probably never again move a ladder with a can of paint setting on the top. What's your guess on how much turpentine it took to remove the paint from Wilford?" - o - Mr. and Mrs. John Weber and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephen and son, Irvington, drove to New York to visit Lt. Dick Weber, stationed at Lockport Air Force Station there. They spent a week with him. - o - June Simmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Simmons of Fenton, became the bride of Joe CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,M ACROSS 1. Pitcher's plate 6. Part of a Venetian blind 9. Jim Bowie died here 10. Compile* 12. Volcanic rock 13. Covered seat on an elephant: var. 14. Exiled woman 15. Engrossed 16. Southern state: abbr. 17. "The Perils of Pauline." for instance 19. Move through water 21. Quern 23. Luzon native 24. Sloping roadways In garages 27. "Ghosts" author 29. Ostrich- like bird 30. Anglo- Saxon domestic 32, Arrived 34. Fences 38. Guldo's note 39: Bellow 41. Rim of a cup 42- Fame 44. Commotion 49. Glove leather 46. The capital is Lhasa 47. Bamboo- like grass 48. Heavy blow DOWN 1. Bondsman 2. Purple seaweed 3. Doctors' group 4. Burma chief 5. Noose 6. Touches end to end 7. Scatter 8. Colorless variety of opal 9. Malt beverages 11. Medicine man 13. Corridor 15. Lift 18. Rascal 20. Part of "to be" 22. Oceangoing vessel 24. Happens again 25. Nonpro- fessionaJ Silent , Place for flowers One of a HHH HBO omra BMH 26. 28. 31, Mongoloid tribe HHHHSIS ratsraa 13HH HHEJDS WHW IrlWOHffl 33. Eat away 35. Sphere 36. Duck 37. Blemish 40. Was indebted 43. Born 44. Metal 46. Toward 11 n 24 32 IT 4?" 25 AT 26 18 21 5i li 36 fe 40 13 y, 34 10 22 n 46 48 19 28 44 1 6 20 23 35 41 16 36 37 FOR YOU RETIRING IN 1965: A STUDY OF THE YEAR 1900 V T ou who come up for retirement this year, at age 65, have a distinction that comes only once in 100 years. You were born in a year that launcher! a century. This is not exactly a thing to raise the Flag for, but since you are retiring and since 1900 was an unusual year, you may find some profit in what a man named Eugene Royster, also 65 this year, is doing about ii./ "About 18 months ago," he says, "I read in your column about a man who was 65 in 1964 and was researching his birth year of 1899. I made a note of the idea. In January of this year I began work on 1900. "I am discovering that it was quite a year. For one thing, there were no major world disasters in 1900, unless some wag says your birth was a disaster. It was the year when Benjamin Holt invented the caterpillar tractor, when the first German zeppelin was launched, when the Carnegie Institute of Technology was founded in Pittsburgh . . . ." There is no particular reason for this kind or research, according to Mr. Royster, except that it is interesting ..." and perhaps a person should not go out of this world without finding out something of what it was like when be or she came into it." He thinks it is far more worthwhile than what most retired people are doing with their time, which he says is virtually nothing. Mr. Royster's study thus far has led him through the second victory of William McKinley over Jennings Bryant for the. Presidency (1900) and to such information as the number of autos built that year — 1,000; the number of college graduates — 27, 410; and the U.S. population of 76,000,000. "But there was glamor to the era," he says. "We were getting through the hangover of th.e Gay Nineties and were trying to digest and manage such exotic places as the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico which we had just taken from Spain. . . ." Mr. Royster's project may seem a bit trivial to you. But when, after you retire, all those $10,000 retirement jobs fail to materialize, and the living room walls start talking back, you might give it a thought. N.w GOLDEN YEARS 36-pag. b<y>kl«l now rtady. S*nd SOc in coin (no ilampi), to CSPS Box 167], Grand C«nlro! Station. New York. 17. N. Y. Lynch, son of Mrs. Margaret Lynch of Lone Rock, at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft, August 1. After a three-week honeymoon into northern Minnesota and Canada, the couple would be at home at the Margaret Lynch farm, which the bridegroom helped operate. - o Ringsted, Fenton, Bancroft and Burt.were fou-r of the seven towns that could be seen from the top of the recently completed $165,000 elevator at Burt. The elevator had a 250,000 bushel grain-handling capacity. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Weisbrod, Pamela and Nadine, Fenton, left |Yrofessional for a sight-seeing vacation in eastern Canada. - o - Milton Bergum, Livermore, had a week vacation from his duties at the Cayou hardware store and he and Burton Ronde went to Minneapolis where they spent a few days fishing. - o - Sp/3 Franklin T. Wagner spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, St. Joe. Franklin returned to the states' July 27 on the USS General Rondall in New York aftei 14 monthsin the European Area. INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life - Auto - Fire - Hail 2 E. State 295-5529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge , 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 Ted. S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Same Location — 118 S. Dodge Complete Insurance Service Phone 295-2341 '«pw*r 1""^ •••r ww <4wr <m^ «••• DOCTORS MELVIN-G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-5490 Residence Phone 2'J5-5'J17 DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 OPTOMETRIST DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 293-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 P. M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD KINGFIELD has taken over the practice of Dr. C. M. O'Connor, at 108 So. Harlan St. Patient records and case histories will be maintained in the office. Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Office Phone Home Phone 295-2378 295-3306 Office Hours 8:30-5:00 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-12:00 Sat. A.M. W. L. CLEGG, D.C. Sawyer Building 9 East State Algona, Iowa Office Hours by Appointment Office Ph. 295-5677 W4^**^^^**r^*r*^^^*mr*lF*^~^~^^^*r MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports INVESTORS DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. Donald V. Gant Phone 29.5-2540 Box 375 Algona, Iowa NORTH IOWA PRINTING CO. Ph. 923-2322 - Garner Calculators — Offset Larry Garlock, Salesman . 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